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Ratdog Live at Hampton Beach Casino on 1995-08-09

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Ratdog Live at Hampton Beach Casino on 1995-08-09

by Ratdog

Topics Live concert

Bombs Away > Walking Blues, City Girls > Fever > Eternity, Youngblood, Blackbird, KC Moan, Good Morning Little School Girl, The Winners, This Time Forever > Shade Of Grey, Heaven Help The Fool > Drums > Bass Solo > Easy Answers > Throwing Stones ENCORE: Every Little Light, Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Collection Ratdog
Band/Artist Ratdog
Venue Hampton Beach Casino
Location Hampton Beach, NH

Source FM-SBD > CM? > CDR > WAV > SHNv3
Taped by
Transferred by


source: FM-SBD > CM? > CDR > WAV > SHNv3
at least 1 gen of cassette, definitely no MP3
DAE (EAC, high, secure, offset corrected) via Chris L.


Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2015
Subject: RATDOG
20 years so far 🐇🍄🐇🐰🍄🐭🐕🐇🐇🐁🐀🐕🐇🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2013
Subject: --
Really, is a review of this performance, removed from context, even possible? Nah...Bobby breaks the fourth wall here and, deliberately incorporates the voodoo of the day's sadness into the show. Staving off the obvious of any given situation, or double-meaning lyrics *may* gave the acid-thronged masses, was something the Grateful Dead handled very well. But if there was any sort of day where acknowledgement of the day was needed, it was here (this WAS a day impossible to forget).

At one point Bobby says, "we're gonna stick to the game plan," i.e., "no, we're not just going to play a bunch of Jerry tunes". Such a move would have been too obvious and strained - it's a lesson the Dead carried show after show, to refrain from the obvious. But days like this weren't those for lessons in musical effectiveness, and as much as I find that "anonymous" review of the show on that .txt file condescending ("Bob Weir is a true brother"? Puh-leeze - the man needs not approval), the acknowledgment of this show as ***needing*** to be a wake is important and correct.

So Bob gives up the goods with "Papa's gone...", probably the most famous moment in the annals of Ratdog history. "Amazing Grace" unleashes Rob and is a fine, pointed tribute...and "Knockin'" is equally powerful, we know the story, you can hear and it and relive it any time you wish. A damn waste, indeed. So sad.

As far as whether this is a "good" Ratdog performance? Uh, sure. I guess. Does anyone really care?
Reviewer: CT Deadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2011
Subject: To Tito&Smokey
I just read your review, and have to say in all honesty, you are an idiot! I've been going to shows since the late 70's and Bobby as well as the rest of the band loved Jerry.
Reviewer: QuadlibetnotOtherONe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 15, 2009
Subject: frankybutt
Seeing as how you are a DMB fan your name makes perfect sense. DMB is the soundtrack to bromances. Enjoy.
Reviewer: frankybutt - - August 7, 2008
Subject: dave matthews
bobby couldnt even hold daves guitar!!! got wrecked in the parking lot! didn't go into the show!! COME GET SOME!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Fit_Vita - - May 28, 2008
Subject: Lucky Enough
We are truely lucky to have this great historical show available to enjoy now and throughout time. Thank you! Seems like it was yesterday after listening to this recording. I am from CA but spent the summer of 95 in Cape Cod, MA. I drove up to NH and attended this show and was lucky enough to be right up at the very front (just off to the left from Bob), although I don't think any of us there actually felt lucky at the time about the tragic news of Jerry's death. The mood was...well, noone really knew what to do. We were happy that Bob had decided to go on with the show, but that happiness lasted only about as long as they played; and then we went outside to face the reality of the emotional mobs of people in the street and news vans and reporters. If you were a Deadhead, the Casino Ballroom was the place to be in the world that day, for sure. As for the performance--critics, leave this one alone. Consider the circumstances and that Ratdog had only been together for a few shows at the time. Actually, the new formation was kind of a treat for Bob fans that were going to see him play solo and with RW in the late 80s and early 90's when the Dead were taking short breaks between epic tours. It wasn't expected to last. And this was not the Ratdog we know now. In the past fans went to see Bob, now they go to see Ratdog.
From 95, Ratdog has come a long way, and we are all lucky enough!
Reviewer: gratefulmatt420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2008
Subject: my thoughts on bobby...
i have to say that this was a killer show and that i wish i was there but i didnt get into the whole sceen untill 99 when i went to my first ratdog show. And all i got to say to people that think bob dosent have the right to play jerry tunes , they dont know what there talking about if dso can play them, and any other dead cover band including bands that have covered "jerry" tunes, like phish and moe., then why cant bob do it ? the man who helped craft these tunes? i dont get you people ! thats un jerry like, he would have loved the band to continue without him. in fact he would have wanted it.and im sure bob didnt hate jerry, how would any body even know that? ur not bob ! this waS a great show and a good way to remember jerry. and ill be showing my support to ratdog all this spring and summer ! 2008 is going to be a great year for ratdog and for people like me that never got to see the magic of a grateful dead concert Bobby and the dog will be the closest we'll ever get. and every show is like a little window into what it was.
Reviewer: redroosterr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 7, 2008
Subject: hey i need some help
ii wouldd love to download this show
its bothering mee
is there any one out there that can help me do that
it would be grately apeciated
Reviewer: bd95 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2008
Subject: Bobby Was Crying
Bobby most deffinatly was hurt by the Jerry's death Tito should never listen to a dead song again and just talk about what he knows. I was at that show too and Bobby was crying. Tito&Smokey should be ashamed for saying such things. Dont ever call yourself a dead head again and stay away from there music.
Reviewer: MarbleTulipJuicyTree - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2007
Subject: How could you say Bobby wasn't upset by Jerry's death?!
I wasn't at this show. But,(and this is addressed to Tito&Smokey) regardless of whether or not Bobby and Jerry were speaking at the time Jerry died, Bobby was still really deeply affected by his passing. How could he not be?! Jerry practicly raised Bobby, he was like a father to him and he was his best friend. Bobby looked up to him. And it had to be hard to watch him destroy himself with drugs. So maybe they weren't speaking or maybe Jerry was trying to get his act together. But to say that Bobby was happy about Jerry's death or to say that Bobby wasn't upset is assinine and really really just disgusting. He was never the same afterwards. Nobody was. And I think Bobby would probably go ballistic to hear someone say that he didn't love Jerry. Don't call yourself a deadhead if you're going to disrespect Bobby and Jerry like that.

But as far as the show goes. That was amazing. I'm so proud of Bobby for being so strong and for really being there for the fans when they really needed him.
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favorite - November 15, 2007
Subject: Weir is average and can be boring
hey Youngdead...............i respected Bob Weir and his GREAT fills with the Grateful dead,but you said "if you listen closely,you could hear him crying during Blaackbird."that statement is utterly preposteruos and ludacrous.I was there,and the man WAS NOT also said it was with "great strength that Weir Went on that night after losing his friend".Wrong.At the end,Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia didnt even speak.They hated each other.Weir more than likely was excited that he could finally get out of Jerrys shadow and have all the deadheads come see his shows.Maybe he could now stop playing 800 seat venues and start playing Arenas like JGB.By the way BOB,thanks for making this a free show,i had a ticket i PAID for,you opened the doors,and i was stuck surrounded by a bunchy of stinking scumbags who just wanted to get high and make pretend they were"Kind Bros".Just look at they way Bob Weir is butchering Jerrys legacy by singing JERRYS SONGS on this new "The Dead" garbage.By the way,i smoked Crack with Bob Weir back when it was called "freebase"and he was an arogant,pompous might say that Jerry wouldnt mind that he is playing Jerrys Songs,but look at it this way.Bob Weir wasnt playing Jerrys songs with RatDog before Jerry died.He is now.Do the math.
Reviewer: jlav - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2007
Subject: burning show
hey all i had this show on boot leg and it always brings tears to my face when i here bobby yelling papas gone. some days i can't believe he's gone. i would like to burn this show to my ipod but cant get it.someone please send me a e mail at with some help. seeing over 100 shows and never was a taper i am always grateful to those tapers. thank chris
Reviewer: dnavillus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2007
Subject: unbelievable
I can't believe some of the posts here. Sad, really sad. This show is incredible...all I had for years is a crappy audience. WTF is wrong with your head bro? "smoked crack with Bobby"...who cares. I'm sorry to the purists for this rant but that really pisses me off...papas gone is right, not to mention respect and civility and minding your own fucking business!!
Reviewer: GeoFry - - August 16, 2007
Subject: Error Playin
When it gets to the 3rd track it errors out and does so for the rest of the tracks. Any ideas? I decoded with mkwACT. Im at a lose and really want to listen to this show!
Reviewer: philphanatic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2006
Subject: Burn this show to CD

just making another post of this to make it more visible. thank you whoever made this. I still sometimes cry when i hear bobby talk or sing, especially knockin'..emotion. :(
Reviewer: WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2006
Subject: Help me if you can
I agree with MOST reviews that this is a GREAT show considering the circumstances. What I want to know is, HOW CAN I PUT THIS TO A CD (No MP3, I-POD etc) so I can listen on my car's CD player. Can any one help, and if not, would someone be willing to copy one for me? I'v just joined this family so I'm not real sure how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance. HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY
Reviewer: ThE_JaCk3l - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2006
Subject: A true Masterpiece / mp3s?
ok, i realized aol wont let me upload large files like this show, so if anyone cal email me and let me know how to upload larg files i can give them the show, second i learned i can upload the files to this web site but im not 100 on how to do thta, so any help would be apperatiated


ok i couldnt add the mp3's or wav's to this so i created another page with the same show the link is all i did was change the format to wav and mp3, please comment and let me know everything works out ok
Reviewer: cousinkix1953 - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2006
Subject: Weir on Nightline 8/9/95
I remember seeing Bobby make the announcement on TV and then playing the show. Interviews with David Crosby and Patrick Leahy followed on ABC.
Nice to have the music now for it's historical value too.

Hey man AOL is dying out. Their homepage is now free for everybody to use with DSL, cable or the ISP of their own choice. Dial up customers will be on Net Zero or Juno soon enough. I get 600kbs on this site using a high end DSL package
Reviewer: JavaJoe37 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2006
Subject: This is a great show and a fitting tribute!
Before this, I haven't heard any Ratdog from the 90's. With this being a temperamental week for Deadheads, I wanted to finally give this show a chance this week.

This is just a well played and beautiful show. (I remember 08-09-95 quite well, although I hadn't been a show-goer since the Fall of 1991.) If I still had been touring, I would have loved to be at this show and find a way to share the grief and celebration of Jerry's life.

I personally thought everything from the bass solo to the end of the show was extremely touching.
Reviewer: rukind920 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2006
Subject: what is happening here
"Our job is to shed light and not master".Our world is in such termoil, politicians throwin stones, Our inviroment is being decimated "I'm dumpin' my trash in your back yard
Makin' certain you don't notice really isn't so hard".
"Comes a time when the blind man..." Why spend unnessesary energy bickering here, "Ripple in still waters when there is no pebble tossed" is about desturbances of our souls. Lets find a better ground to act the words of Jerrys songs, "If you get confused listen to the music play". I ask you all now, "Are you Kind" and lets all join the "Heart of gold band". Be well my friends
J Haley
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2006
Subject: can anyone help....
i see you cant stream this show. I have always had problems dl'ing lossless files, and being able to burn/listen to them. I've only been able to do the hi-fi dl's and burn. This doesnt have that either.

I know lossless is better too. Can someone email me explaining what i have to do to be able to burn and listen to lossless DL'd files. Im by no means a computer guru. (obviously)

Very Grateful
Reviewer: fishinmagician - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2006
Subject: ok this is coming from someone who has 208 GD ticket stubs (yes my own
I just can't believe the bickering going on about this show. I didn't attend this show but upon listening to it... it is a great show. And this is coming from a guy that walked out on 2 Furthur Festivals and 1 Ratdog show pissed off because they played Jerry songs. But thinking back... who are the only people that honestly have the right to play these songs? Just because "Papa" died doesnt mean that we have to bury those songs with him (or float them down a river ... rolls eyes) . They are gifts. For the people who say that bobby and jerry didnt speak towards the end. I cant say that I would blame him too much. Towards the end Jerry was just an addiction, a drug. jerry hadnt been around for a while. It wasn't him up there playing. This doesn't mean that Bobby didnt still love him. Maybe he had just reached the point where there was nothing that he could do for him and the cause was lost. and that turned into anger. who really knows but themselves? With that being said.... Thank you Bobby for the fine music... and thank you to all of the boys for providing an outlet for exploration, enlightenment and pure unadulterated fun.... and Jerry .... thank you for helping me "see" PEACE
Reviewer: Compsurfah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2005
Subject: GUTS
Bobby had guts to play this show... on this night. Rest in peace old man.
Reviewer: mikeohiostate - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2005
Subject: Amazing. Best of Bob & the Rats.
This stuff is truly amazing. I nearly brokedown listening to Bobby scream "PAPA'S GONE - WE ARE ON ARE OWN!" over and over again during Throwing Stones. Every Little Light was a song written earlier that day in memory of Jerry. This is the first known recording of it.

Does anyone know where I could find the AUD? I want to hear the JERRY > NFA Chant that the crowd did after the show ended (over 10 minute long chant).

Here is an offical review from someone that was there:

"Last night wasn't a was a wake, and the sermon was given by Robert Hall Weir. Throwing
Stones: Weir sang over and over: "Papa's gone, we are on our own!" I have never seen such GUTS by any
individual like a few thousand people witnessed by four men...especially Weir. At the end of an
unbelievable Knockin', Weir, in anger and in pain, tossed his guitar to
the ground and bolted stage
right! The last verse included, "Why is it such a damn waste/ I believe I'm knockin' on Heaven's door."
The Club Casino set up speakers outside in the parking lot for the ticketless...a grand gesture. Before
the set started, Weir said: "Well, if there's anything our friend taught is, it's that music can be used
to ease us through the sad times." Wasserman's
Amazing Grace solo was indescribable, with tears streaming
down his face at its bittersweet end. I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Bob Weir! He is a true
brother! By all rights, he could have easily been in the bay area, but he chose to play. He needed to get
it out of his system...a true musician paying homage to family! A true soul! At the end of Knockin', there
were numerous chants of "JERRY, JERRY" before it segued into the NFA chant... for over 15 minutes!!!! I
lost it at the end of Knockin'...I broke down... and then the NFA chant! For a Deadhead, there was no
place you'd rather be than at Hampton Beach. ---author unknown"
Reviewer: gratefuly deadicated - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2005

Reviewer: DEADBUCK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2005
Subject: dead today rat tomorrow
Bobby...thanks for keepin it on man...a tough night when i saw you on the news pokein your head out a motel door. Im sure you can disregard all the hooey before this review and know that i give you nothing but 5 for even makin this show happen. it sounds great and honestly is my first ratdog listen. (10 yrs to the day!) i would say that as a head this is sig. and a must have. I dont question your love and respect for the man or the impact he had on us all. Listen to this show and know it is what it is, a testament to the music never stopping. 10 stars for the heart, soul, and effort.
Reviewer: dbeman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: An emotional night...
Being from New Hampshire and only living an hour away from the venue, I had been planning on going to the show for months. As I was laying out my recording gear that afternoon, I received a call from a friend who gave me some very sad news....

Clearing up some information on the source....audience taping was not allowed for this show; although I'm not really sure why. As far as I know three people got their Sony D7s into the venue; myself with an AT shotgun mic, my friend Chris with CoreSound Binaurals, and another fellow who somehow managed to get a SBD patch.

The SBD source, which is the main source for this recording, missed the opening comments from Weir as well as the first few seconds of Bombs Away. I obtained a video tape of Bob's opening comments from the newscast that night, which was spliced in with the SBD recording.

The SBD also was plagued with distortion and clipping at some points, which is why many portions of this show were spliced with Chris' binaural audience recording.

So this recording is a hybrid of many sources and, while imperfect, is the most complete document that can be found of a night that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Reviewer: thehandler - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2005
Subject: take it easy brothers
this is an alright ratdog show. but one thing i can say is you other guys take this WAY TO SERIOUSLY. who cares if bob and jerry never spoke, who really gives a shit if bob or phil sing jerry's songs. the whole point of GD music is to reinterpret the music and lead it in new directions. well ratdog is just another direction for the music. so is PL&F, so enjoy the music and drop the bickering.
Reviewer: scists9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2005
Subject: It is what it is
We may not all be fans of B. Weir but we all must appreciate his contributions to the Grateful Dead and the Jam Band movement as a whole. This was terrible night for all dead heads but played an awesome tribute show and made a lot of people a little happier. Anyway...great song selection and awesome sound quality. A must have.
Reviewer: Neumanfish - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2005
Subject: Easy On the Bobby
I am glad this show is out there for us to hear Bobby on such a strange night, many of you have wriiten in about bobby, He was ego driven & was hard to take if he didn't know you. But to say he hated Jerry is a little much. This is an ok show with some highlights overshadowed by the announcement of Jerry's death.
Reviewer: royhead1 - favorite - April 10, 2005
Subject: Since when did Archive become A (crackhead opinon site)
previous reviewer #2 (great review of this show)ha ha ha! You say Weir was more than likely happy that he was'nt under the wing of Jerry, and say Bob's (The Dead) is rediculous, well as I remember it when I went to see The Dead on June 29, 2003 The Whole band was there and had Jerry's mic position on stage with nobody on it, talkin about no respect, but i'm also only 27 one of those (young heads) that only go to shows to get Hi, pretty much like you did when you smoked with Bob, why don't you keep eatin' your foot and keep your opinions and thats exactly what they are (opinions) to yourself and acctually review a show. By the way if there is so much hatred goin on in your head with Weir, why you checkin out Ratdog shows any way.......
To other reviewers did not get the chance to get show yet will review again soon.
Reviewer: touch heads rule - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 1, 2005
Subject: .
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favorite - March 27, 2005
Subject: hey youngdead
hey Youngdead...............i respected Bob Weir and his GREAT fills with the Grateful dead,but you said "if you listen closely,you could hear him crying during Blaackbird."that statement is utterly preposteruos and ludacrous.I was there,and the man WAS NOT also said it was with "great strength that Weir Went on that night after losing his friend".Wrong.At the end,Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia didnt even speak.They hated each other.Weir more than likely was excited that he could finally get out of Jerrys shadow and have all the deadheads come see his shows.Maybe he could now stop playing 800 seat venues and start playing Arenas like JGB.By the way BOB,thanks for making this a free show,i had a ticket i PAID for,you opened the doors,and i was stuck surrounded by a bunchy of stinking scumbags who just wanted to get high and make pretend they were"Kind Bros".Just look at they way Bob Weir is butchering Jerrys legacy by singing JERRYS SONGS on this new "The Dead" garbage.By the way,i smoked Crack with Bob Weir back when it was called "freebase"and he was an arogant,pompous might say that Jerry wouldnt mind that he is playing Jerrys Songs,but look at it this way.Bob Weir wasnt playing Jerrys songs with RatDog before Jerry died.He is now.Do the math.
Reviewer: harryfromjrz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2005
Subject: a GOOD show for a BAD night!
Man I read some weak reviews here.This was an important show for a lot of grieving people that night.Whether or not Bob and Jerry were speaking
doesn't matter.Bobby lost a brother that night and had every right to cancel.He would'nt have changed the words of 'Throwing Stones'to'papa's gone,we are on our own' if he wasn't upset about losing a lifelong friend and partner.Bobby grew up under Jerry's wing for christ's sake!To say he was glad he died is incredibly disrespectful and Bobby and the rest of the Boys deserve better then people like this who call themselves deadheads.The reason Bobby is singing Jerry's repertoire is because he said he was not ready to stop playing those songs anymore and I'm sure glad he feels that way cause I don't want to give up those songs either.Also Bobby is at a point in his life were money is not a big concern.His concern is to keep playing for the rest of his life like a lot of the old jazz musicians who play til they are 80 years old and play til the day they die.Ratdog put on a good show that night under a lot of stress and the ratdog of today is smoking.I'm going to a bunch of shows next month and I'm sure as hell glad I can still go catch a ripping Shakedown,a spacy birdsong and we'll just keep truckin awe awe awe awe awe on!!!!
Reviewer: jeff lester - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2005
Subject: Lineage
How about a better documented source than this and a better written info file? This show was recorded SBD>DAT and with AUD DAT patches it is completed. Why upload something of such dubious lineage when the best possible source is otherwise available?
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 8, 2005
Subject: oh boy
someone pulled the proverbial" i smoked such and such with such and such" card on weak man.....go listen to some c and c music factory and stop..this show is nice and i feel well played by bob and the rats-----5
Reviewer: Joe Shlobotnick - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 8, 2005
Subject: Catfight

So happy to graced by guidance of people who seem to know it all.

How's about reviewing the show and saving your kook comments for a newsgroup?

This is a nice recording and the show is well-played, considering the circumstances.
Reviewer: DeadHead0801 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2005
Subject: Tito & Smokey is a fucking asshole
If you think that Bob Weir hates Jerry Garcia, than you should never have had the right to get the privilege to listen to any of the Grateful Dead's music. You are full of shit and should go listen to some garbage pop music because that is all you deserve. You do not know Bob Weir and you never smoked crack with him you are a little shit who should be tortured miserably until you die a horrible death.
Reviewer: borndead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2005
Subject: Missed this one
My friend called me the day before to tell me that my beloved Weir/Wasserman shows are now an elelctric act that is ligit!!!!
I went to sleep on the 8th wishing I was at the lil Bob tour [as i did from fall'89>now].
The next day well.
The music never ever ever stops,the only thing you need is to learn an instrument and it will take over.
This is a well put together set by Bob with all the right songs placed,spaced,and performed.
Bob played Heavens Door for the next 14 or so shows for the encore.
This venue has seen Ratdog shows since this night and there is something in that building!
Ratdog is Real.
Thanks for the last 3,452 days of knowing their are shows to go to and new music being created/shared!!!!!
Archive wish list-9.16.89 WEIR/WASSERMAN SBD!!!!
Reviewer: youngdedhed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2005
Subject: beautiful tribute to the father of music
Excellent show, excellent sound. Jerry will forever be missed, the way he used to tickle his guitar and his beautiful vioce. No other artist in my opinion can send shivers down your spine like he could. Listen closely enough and u can hear bobby crying during Black Bird. RIP Jerome Garcia
Reviewer: forever grateful dead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2005
Subject: wow
i am very surprised bob was able to preform after losing his life long friend. anyone who doesnt respect him is ignorant. its an intense show that im glad i have.
Reviewer: len pierce - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2004
Subject: A suitable tribute
This is a fitting tribute to Gerry. Shame about the loss of volume on Every Little Light. Does anyone have a recording of the crowd chanting Not Fade Away after Knockin'?
Reviewer: bschnapp - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2004
Subject: great show but...
does anyone else hear a distortion in this recording? i'm not sure what it is.. it sounds like a channel is missing or something, or the two aren't blended.
on content, the show is great--emotional, intense, etc.
Reviewer: DeadDave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2004
Subject: Poignant
The spirit of Jerry Garcia lives on...

I'm from Massachusetts and my close friend was at this show. He said there was a literal eulogy performed before the show (during the day). Grateful Dead fans came from everywhere to be with Bob this night.

The thing is with the members of the Dead is that they used music to heal, not to mourn. If you do not understand this than your not privy to the Dead's musical philosophy.

The every Little light-Knockin' on heavens door is purely dedicated to Jerry Garcia and his legacy. Just hear the crowd at the end...cry if you want to.

Stones and Light are AUD
Reviewer: madman420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2004
Subject: good bye Jerry
nice recording and a very moving performance, and yes Bobby did pay homage to his mentor
How can anyone be serious with a name like phukit?
Reviewer: foma! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2004
Subject: to whom it has concerned...
keep your politics out of our music. every note is a gift to us all. relax and enjoy.
Reviewer: Geeospear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2004
Subject: Kickin
Sounds great....monumental show. I wonder if Phukit was really there, cuz it sure sounds kickin to me."Papa's gone, we are on our own."
Reviewer: paddy2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2004
Subject: what?
i dont know what you are on but you should stop, if you knows anything about love and grateful dead you could see that he was paying him homage by playing the music that jerry loved.
Reviewer: Roadawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2004
Subject: Phukit, how could you possiblably give this 1 star?
For one thing, many bands would've just cancelled the show, but not Bobby he had just lost one of his best friends, I think he played a great show considering, and there were nods to Jer all night. Hell, Bobby had just found out he lost his friend/father figure and "Brother" of over 30 years kid. Give him some fucking slack, bitch. My guess is it that you have never seen the GD, JGB, or Jerry at all, except maybe in a picture or you'd wouldn't be so fucking hard on Bobby. Who do you think the Encore was for, along with other obvious nods during the show, if you don't know what you are talking about you should just keep your mouth shut. That's good advice. What's up with this wookie, Squidley? I really doubt that kid,you gotta Show Me. Post your ticket stub and or have you lost the ticket, from a Ratdog on the date Jer died and I might believe you, but I really just think you're full of shit Phukit, I'm can read your poker bluff from here and I can't even see your face. You don't have to lie to kick it.
Reviewer: Duke Doctor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2004
Subject: Great Show
Bob and the band deliver a highly emotional performance with many tributes to Jerry throughout the evening. I can only imagine how difficult it was to perform after hearing of the death of a long-time friend and colleague. For me "Walkin' Blues" and "Eternity" are highlights from a concert that featured many outstanding moments. The quality of this soundboard recording is excellent with few blemishes. I highly recommend you add this to your collection.
Reviewer: Squidley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2004
Subject: A Fine Tribute to Jerry
Despite what must have been crushing emotional pain, Mr. Weir showed up to give the throng of mourning Deadheads exactly what they came for. Making only a few remarks, he launched a tribute in the best way he knew, musically. This show features an incredibly emotional Knockin', and the Throwin' chorus this night was "Papa's gone, we are on our own." A show worth seeing, and definitely one worth owning.
Reviewer: Phukit - favorite - August 10, 2004
Subject: tribute to Jerry?
nope. the day Jerry died. went hoping Booby would pay homage to his such luck.
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